The Dangers of Refined Carbohydrates & What you Can Do!

Refined Carbohydrates the Major Cause of Obesity & Disease

The Dangers of Refined Carbohydrates & What you Can Do!

The Dangers of Refined Carbohydrates & What you Can Do!

Evidence shows that there is a definite link to the Dangers of consuming  refined carbohydrates and what they are doing to your body. The alarming increase in  heart disease, diabetes, obesity, strokes in adults and children.
You may be Fooled into thinking all Carbohydrates are equal. Unfortunately this is Not True well like with most things unfortunately they are not. Let me unravel the confusion and guide you what you can do!

Unravelling the Carbohydrate Confusion

Refined carbohydrates (also known as Simple carbohydrates and Complex Carbohydrates. It is the Refined/Simple Carbohydrates that cause the Damage to Your Health leading to Disease such as Diabetes, Heart and Circulatory Problems. This is due to the Fact that they are readily absorbed into your system, needing minimal digestive processing and they are nutrient deficient.

Refined/Simple Carbohydrates

These are the Carbohydrates that are “Dangerous” for your Health. They are more often than not softer in texture. The softness in texture is due to   the over processing of these foods. These foods include white bread, white rice, pasta, cakes, biscuits, packet cereals, pastries, soft drink, confectionary, white sugar and honey.

They are also found in processed meals, canned and packaged foods. Due to the easy digestion of these carbohydrates, they are rapidly absorbed, causing a spike in blood sugar and quick boost in energy. It is with the quick boost of energy, then in a short space of time there is a huge drop in energy. Often leaving you feeling lethargic and sleepy.

The over processing of refined/simple carbohydrates strips the nutrient value, fibre the very core essence of it having any nutritional value for your body at all. Due to the over processing of these carbohydrates it requires little to no digestive processing therefore being converted directly into sugar and into your blood stream.

Increased amounts of sugar in your bloodstream make your blood flow sticky not to mention putting additional stress on your pancreas therefore affecting both the release of insulin and decreasing the release of digestive enzymes that aid your body’s digestive process. This interference with your pancreas prevents it from working effectively, as well as over working with the additional release of insulin.

Dangerous Effects of Refined/Simple Carbohydrates

 Danger of Refined Carbohydrates cause of Obesity & Disease

The Detrimental Effect on Your Health is Due to-

    • These products also contain large quantities of salt and unhealthy fats that contribute to diseases such as arteriosclerosis and heart disease.

Image: Avoid these foods to prevent disease

The Benefits of Non-Refined/ Complex Carbohydrates

Healthy Eating begins with Eating a wide selection of fruit, vegetables, nuts and seeds

  • Non-Refined, Complex carbohydrates are what is known as your Good Carbs.  These carbs are foods that contain a complete source of carbohydrates with naturally occurring sugar, no additives or preservatives. Most importantly because of minimal processing they retain optimal nutrition and most important for healthy bowel function, they contain fiber.
  • By eating whole food sources of carbs is the best way to optimize your energy, weight, and metabolism.
  • Assist healthy brain and nervous function.
  • Aid Digestion due to the fiber content.
  • Helps with Sleep: Certain carbs like oatmeal, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, bananas, and brown rice contains large amounts of tryptophan, which relax the body and help put you to sleep. Oatmeal even helps your body produce melatonin, the hormone that regulates your sleep. Eating some complex carbs at night before bed can help you sleep more soundly through the night and fall asleep faster.

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